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Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

Maranda Flynn From left, Fort Huachuca Combat Lifesaver Course instructors Sgt. James Atcitty, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, and Sgt. James Fender, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, wrap a casualty in a heat protective shell during the final event of the Combat Lifesaver Course, July 25. The shell is used to prevent hypothermia following a combat-related…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

David Vergun Army

Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a Soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program. WASHINGTON — The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said,…

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Ship ‘docks’ temporarily at Fort Huachuca

The fully restored 36-foot replica of the USS Arizona battleship ‘docks’ at the Fort Huachuca Main Exchange last weekend as part of the 119th anniversary celebration of the Post Exchange System. Wanda and Perry Sartain, former military veterans, rescued the decaying model and spearheaded its restoration as an educational tool to honor and respect veterans…

David Kamm, NSRDEC Army

Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.


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2-13th Aviation Regiment QRC departs for OEF

Posted  November 29, 2012

Seventeen members of the 1st Aviation Brigade, 2-13th Aviation Regiment said goodbye to families and friends on Tuesday morning before departing for Fort Campbell, Ky., from Libby Army Airfield. The men will be gone for just over nine months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF. Before their departure, Col. Brian Bennett, 1st Avn….

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Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel December religious services schedule

Posted  November 29, 2012

Seasonal Lights Ceremony – Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel This event is Fort Huachuca’s official kick-off for the season. The commander and an Army Family flip the switch to light the tree, the candles and the star on a distant hill. The 62nd Army Band plays seasonal music as Santa makes his entrance…

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Chalk Talk, December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Andrea Weigle Sixth-grade student Cierra Scott-Michel, 11, works on a math problem at Colonel Smith Middle School. Colonel Smith Middle School Sixth grade students in Jennifer Truitt-Lewis’s math classes are learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. Though adding and subtracting decimals seem to be the easier lessons to master, multiplying and dividing…

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Community Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Cochise Theater closed Effective Saturday, Cochise Theater closed its doors for good and is no longer showing movies. It is still available for official functions. Toys for Tots drive underway The Thunder Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League is conducting its fifth annual Toys For Tots campaign now. Drop-off boxes are located at all…

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FMWR lifeguard completes first Ironman

Posted  December 6, 2012

Sarah Tifft, 24, head lifeguard at Barnes Field House and a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employee, competed in her first Ironman competition on Nov. 18.

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FMWR Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

NOEL event Friday, Saturday FMWR will present “NOEL” — Night of Extraordinary Lights — Friday and Saturday from 4 – 11 p.m. at Mountain View Golf Course. This free event is open to everyone. Activities include: hay rides to view holiday light displays, ice skating rink (skates provided), photos with Santa, holiday movies, letters to…

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FH celebrates Chanukah tomorrow

Posted  December 6, 2012

On Friday, the Jewish community of Fort Huachuca will celebrate Chanukah at the Main Post Chapel starting at 7 p.m. Chanukah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates religious freedom and national independence. It dates back more than 2,300 years to the land of Judea, where the Jewish people were being ruled by Greek kings. One…

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News Briefs – December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Vehicle burglaries on rise In November, the Sierra Vista Police Department saw a 100-percent increase in vehicle burglaries from the same timeframe as last year. Most occurred in apartment complexes and shopping centers where there is a large concentration of vehicles. Based on police reports, most of the vehicles were left unsecured and many of…

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Special needs programs offered, with extra dose of care

Posted  December 6, 2012

Colonel Johnston Elementary School, located here at Fort Huachuca, offers a special needs program for those children, 5 – 9, who require extra assistance outside of the basic classes taught.

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Health & Safety

Add an app to access TRICARE pharmacy benefits

Posted  December 6, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE beneficiaries have pharmacy options available and accessible in the palm of their hand just by using TRICARE pharmacy contractor Express Script’s enhanced mobile application. The additions let beneficiaries use their smartphone to safely and securely manage their TRICARE pharmacy benefit. The updated app includes medication reminders and an account registration…

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